Still the fascinating gateway into Eastern Europe’s secrets, Praha radiates confidence and dares visitors to keep up. Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, surged from #29 to #19 in the newest Best Cities ranking according to data released by Resonance Consultancy. Prague claimed #4 worldwide for Income Equality and #7 in Unemployment subcategory. Moreover, the city’s COVID-19 response was highlighted as Prague ranked second only to Tokyo’s among the world’s Top 20 cities, allowing its tourism to rebound faster than elsewhere.
The cities were assessed by using a combination of performance and evaluations by locals and visitors in six core categories – a city’s physical sense of place; its key institutions, attractions and infrastructure; wealth and prosperity of a city; human capital and diversity of the city’s population; the mosaic of culture, nightlife, dining and shopping experiences; and a city’s promotion performance based on the number of stories, references and recommendations shared online.
Prague’s fairy-tale spirit can still be found in its century-old cobbled streets and its (publicly accessible) castle perched on a hilltop, in its hidden alleys, grand squares, ancient bridges and dreamy spires. But take a closer look and you’ll see a city constantly reshaped by citizens eager to write their own history.
Best Cities is the home of Resonance Consultancy’s exclusive ranking of the world’s top urban destinations rooted in research and updated with the latest city news. According to World Travel Monitor, city trips soared by 82% between 2007 and 2014 to reach 22% of all global holidays. These are massive shifts in preferences by global travellers. Best Cities aims to feed this new appetite for urban tourism with timely, robust tools and news to match travellers with their ideal city experiences.